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The Breakfast Club

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7.81 h 36 min1985X-Ray15
Five mismatched teenagers are stuck with each other for the day when they are forced to spend Saturday at school on detention. Gradually, though, unlikely friendships form.
Directors
John Hughes
Starring
Ally SheedyPaul GleasonAnthony Michael Hall
Genres
DramaComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
John KapelosJudd NelsonEmilio EstevezMolly Ringwald
Studio
NBC Universal
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.6 out of 5 stars

6417 global ratings

  1. 78% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 5% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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L.WReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 October 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A film which makes you laugh and makes you think.
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A strong group of characters hold this film together. It's a very different kind of film to Sixteen Candles, its slower, more meditative, there's very little music, long scenes of dialogue, a very small cast and pretty much just one location. The film continues on from Sixteen Candles in treating the characters with a degree of respect, they're not just stereotypical teenagers being goofy, or sex mad youngsters who just want to party while we wait for Jason Vorhees to show up.
The film could definitely be taught in film school today, the editing and cinematography are especially praiseworthy, the characters wear one set of clothes for the whole film, the clothing becomes sort of iconic. The adult characters in the film are portrayed largely negatively, pushy parents, others are neglectful, some are domineering and intimidating. The films tone is more serious and sombre but there are plenty of sharp jokes and dry humour too. The main characters are all portrayed as initially defiant and sort of aloof while still giving the audience flashes of the fear, insecurity and angst lying underneath.

I throughly recommend this film to people of all ages. It should make you laugh and hopefully make you think too.

The Blu Ray is also worth the upgrade with a High Definition transfer. The colours all look nice and natural, contrast is good and the picture is sharp and free of flicker or damage.
7 people found this helpful
SamazonianReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible
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I cannot understand why this is considered a classic: There's pretty much nothing believable in it (characters, dialogue, situations), which is something I'd be able to look past if it was at least interesting, but it's not even that: nothing interesting or intellectually stimulating, just a bunch of cliches. This was simply a waste of my time, and it wasn't even because I was naughty. Oh, and Allison's makeover was terrible: she definitely looked much better before than after; I guess that's the 80s for ya!
4 people found this helpful
StevenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved it in the 80's now my kids love it in 2019.
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No car chases or crashes
No buildings collapsing..
No invincible entities flying around in their under crackers.
Just a great set of Actors, in a simple set, dealing with teenage angst.
An absolute classic which I hope is never remade.
6 people found this helpful
JontyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent film! Really well-acted and with a thoughtful script
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I loved the acting, the characterisations and the pace - that's saying something bearing in mind they're supposed to e in detention for the day!

They are great characters and there is a lot of thought in what is a surprisingly upbeat film about people from different backgrounds coming together and learning to understand one another through sharing what starts out as a miserable experience together.
One person found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Twenty Three Years Old and Still Amazing
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Despite this movie being made in 1985 it still feels as fresh and as relevant as it did in the 80s. The subject it touches on - teen attitudes and cliques are still key themes in schools today and nearly everyone would have felt like at least one of the main characters in the movie.

Having originally watched this as a teenager I enjoyed it just as much as an adult. These John Hughes teen movies are classics and the more modern teen movies made today don't even come close.

Watch and enjoy!
5 people found this helpful
Auntie SabrinaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Breakfast Club - 30th Anniversary Blu ray Edition
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This 30th Anniversary Edition boasts of a brand new fully restored HD Master.

Special Features:-
NEW Accepting the Facts: The Breakfast Club Trivia Track
Sincerely Yours: A 12 part documentary (480i; 51:25)
The Most Convenient Definitions: The Origins of the Brat Pack (480i; 5:30)
Theatrical Trailer (480i; 1:25)
Feature Commentary with actors Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall

There is also a Digital HD Ultraviolet download.

The picture quality seems very good as is the sound.

I paid £6.40 for my copy.
13 people found this helpful
AllysannReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 January 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The film that launched a thousand copies...
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Ok, so there are plot holes; why are they in a library? why don’t they get caught by the teacher? If you suspend your disbelief, it’s a great story. It’s funny if contrived & you’ll recognise a million tropes...the Breakfast Club May not have started them, but they do them really well. The film is constantly referenced, in other films & TV series...you need to watch it to be “in” on the joke.
One person found this helpful
Daniel DavinciReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Classic Angsty Teen Comedy
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If there's a movie that can be watched multiple times over (after back to the future), this is it. Based upon a 1 room scenario (a library), the teens are all in weekend detention together. Although they all feel they are unique and secluded, they come to find that they all aren't too different after all.... A must watch!
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